Welcome to the British Virgin Islands Sailing/Snorkeling
June 4th-June 9th, 2017
The British Virgin Islands are a chain of 40 islands volcanic in origin, that our world renowned as a premier sailing destination. Warm, clear, sheltered water, steady trade winds and fringing coral reefs makes circumnavigating the BVI's an unforgettable experience.
Living aboard a Catamaran style sailboat, we will snorkel, hike, kayak, beach comb and relax under sail for a full week. For those who are interested, our captain will teach sailing fundamentals as she shares her maritime knowledge. Your on board naturalist will provide daily guided snorkeling trips as well as optional hikes on shore to explore the mountainous terrain. We will have TWO tandem sit-on-top kayaks, an SUP (stand up paddle board) and a windsurf for use during the sail. In terms of physical endurance, this trip could be rated from easy to high moderate--your choice! All hiking, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkeling activities are optional.
We have chartered a luxurious 50 foot catamaran which may be reviewed here: Paradise Found!
Each evening we'll prepare a delicious meal on board at a different anchorage. Some nights we will be nestled into a secluded bay lined with a sandy beach to explore. Other nights, we'll anchor in an area where local Caribbean music with dancing can be enjoyed. As always, the Blue Water Ventures staff will offer fun,
educational and adventurous activities each day.
TRIP COST: The cost of a private BVI Sailing/Snorkeling Multi Sport Adventure with 10 friends onboard is $2650 per person, 9 friends ~ $2930 per person and 8 friends~ $3300 per person. This price includes 5 nights/6 days of private sailing, dingy use, BVI fees & cruising permits, all meals (with the exception of one dinner on shore while sailing) two tandem kayaks, an SUP, windsurf, sailing/windsurfing instruction and naturalist guide services. The price does not include airfare, phone calls, unscheduled excursions, personal liquor, tips to the captain and crew or the departure tax of $20.
American dollars are the official exchange in the BVI'S.
Please review payment schedule, trip insurance and cancellations here: DEPOSITS
Most trip insurance companies require that policies are purchased within 2 weeks of your first trip deposit.
FLIGHTS TO THE BVI'S: We have found great rates at Kayak.Com. and directly through airlines
Your arrival airport is Beef Island, Tortola and the code is: EIS.
Plan on meeting us at the TMM charter company in Tortola by 10:00am on June 4th. For ideas on where to stay before or after the trip, please visit: More Info
VERY IMPORTANT: please do not book your flight leaving Tortola before 2:00pm on June 9th as we will be under sail that morning.
TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS: To get the lowest fare, you could book a roundtrip ticket into San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU airport code) with the airlines of your choice. Currently interCaribbean airlines has great deals from San Juan Puerto to Beef Island Airport (EIS airport code).
Once you review your flight options into Puerto Rico, go to or InterCairbbean Airways to book your flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Beef Island, Tortola. Be sure to allow 2 hours from your arrival into San Juan to your departure from San Juan. Seaborne Airlines and Cape Air also service Beef island, Tortola. The same formula applies for your departure from San Juan, Puerto. Be sure to allow 2 hours from your arrival time from Tortola to your departure from San Juan.
FINAL TRAVEL HINT: Sometimes we have found our best international connections by researching one way flights. For example, you might find a good flight into San Juan, Puerto Rico on one airlines and then a return flight on another airlines.
Very Sincerely and Welcome Aboard!
Owner,Operator & Naturalist
Blue Water Ventures